Epic Games plans Fortnite movie, with Rogue One producer

Everyone knows the phenomenon Fortnite, this XXL battle royale which brings together in a vast world players with the skins of key pop-culture characters. The game will have been extremely lucrative for Epic games, who will want to build on this success by producing films derived from certain games.

According to The Information, Epic Games is preparing to launch a brand new branch of his firm dedicated to entertainment with the aim of launching feature films on major licenses in their catalog, including Fortnite would be the standard bearer. In the same vein, three former employees of Lucasfilm have also joined Epic games in 2021. Among these three new faces, we find Jason mcgatlin, a former producer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story of Gareth Edwards (2016). Primary motivation from Epic would be to be able to find a new source of income, given that the conflict between the firm and Apple is still continuing and creating a real shortfall for the company.

It would seem difficult to be able to build a story around Fortnite, as the game is all about a deluge of action and gunfights. The whole thing could look like a giant spider’s web of pop-culture references, as it may have been lately. Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg (2018) and Space Jam: New era.

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